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United Nations general assembly: China rejects Trump’s ‘baseless’ Covid accusations – as it happened

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As Chile’s talk continues beyond the 15-minute deadline, Julian Borger has some analysis on China’s news-making speech:

Xi Jinping adopted the role of the adult superpower in the room in his address, presented in front of a painting of the Great Wall. Unlike Trump, he spoke the language of multilateral diplomacy. And he made news, declaring that China’s carbon dioxide emissions would peak by 2030 and the country would reach carbon neutrality by 2060, targets the EU has been urging Beijing to agree to.

Xi also announced some donations to UN funds – $50m to UN’s Covid-19 relief fund, and $50m to the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation.

As it was a pre-recorded speech, there was no reaction to Trump’s attack, but there were some digs at unilateralism without naming the US or its president.

No country should “be allowed to do whatever it likes and be the hegemon, bully or boss of the world”, Xi said, which is a bit rich given China’s military build-up in the South China Sea and its aggressive posture on the border with India, not to mention its mass incarceration of Muslims.

“Burying one’s head in the sand like an ostrich or trying to fight globalization with Don Quixote’s lance will go against the trend of history,” the Chinese leader said, with a western literary reference apparently aimed at Trump. “The world will never return to isolation and no one can sever the ties between countries.”

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